Doctoral Research Fellow of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, University of Maryland

Hailey Gibbs is a current doctoral student in Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (HDQM) at the University of Maryland College Park. Her research falls under the broad umbrella of early social cognition: how young children leverage their social relationships in order to learn about the world. More specifically, Hailey researches preschoolers' question-asking strategies, their curiosity and active exploration, and the different cognitive skills young children use to decide whether information can be trusted. Hailey has a degree in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy from Salisbury University, has presented her work at several national academic conferences in early child and cognitive development, and is an author on published work in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology (Butler, Schmidt, Tavassolie, & Gibbs, 2018).


  • –present
    Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Maryland


  • 2016 
    Salisbury University, BA/Psychology